Person-centered practice is grounded in the idea that older adults and people with disabilities are the decision makers in their own lives. Supporting people to make choices is a priority for person-centered systems. Too often people with disabilities and older adults are appointed guardians. When people have guardians, their ability to make choices may be significantly constrained in the name of keeping them safe.
This webinar will explore how systems are expanding alternatives to guardianship, such as supported decision-making where people choose supporters to help them make important decisions in their lives. Current efforts across the country and internationally to implement supported decision-making and other alternatives provide an historic opportunity to help people take control of their lives. In this webinar, national experts, state representatives, advocates, and people with lived experience of disability from Colorado, Georgia, and Wisconsin, will outline strategies for systems and a new National Center on Advancing Person-Centered Practices and Systems (NCAPPS) resource to expand supported decision making so that more people can benefit from these alternatives to guardianship.
NCAPPS webinars include ASL interpretation and live-captions in both English and Spanish. If you require any additional accommodations, please email Saska Rajcevic. Please note that some accommodation requests made less than one week before an event may not be possible.